Erik Erikson And His Theories Of Development

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Erik Erikson Quizzes & Trivia

German-American developmental psychologist Erik Erikson, who coined the phrase “identity crisis” throughout his work, is known for his theory on psychological development in human beings, with which he theorizes that most human beings should typically go through a series of eight psychological stages from infancy to late adulthood. Take the following quiz to see how much you know about this amazing theory! Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    During the _________________ stage, one's ability to cope with demands is challenged and either competence or inferiority are the outcomes.
    • A. 

      Infancy

    • B. 

      Early childhood

    • C. 

      Pre-School

    • D. 

      School Age

  • 2. 
    Which of these is NOT one of the "life stage virtues" of development according to Erik Erikson?
    • A. 

      Hope

    • B. 

      Love

    • C. 

      Honesty

    • D. 

      Wisdom

  • 3. 
    Erik Erikson's theory states that if a person does not resolve a conflict within a stage, they will not acquire the life stage virtue, but will be able to move on to the next stage of development.True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    _________ vs. __________ is the conflict faced during middle adulthood.
    • A. 

      Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt

    • B. 

      Identity vs. Role Confusion

    • C. 

      Integrity vs. Despair

    • D. 

      Generativity vs. Stagnation

  • 5. 
    Erik Erikson was a Harvard graduate.  True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False